On January 28th of 1996, my family and I hopped in our family car and headed to the one place we would always watch the Super Bowl- my uncle's house.

It was Super Bowl XXX and playing for the NFL Championship were the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Vanessa Williams sang the National Anthem, Diana Ross performed the Halftime Show and in the end, the Dallas Cowboys were triumphant with a score of 27-17 and cornerback Larry Brown would be named the MVP that night.

1996 feels like forever ago, especially if you're a Cowboys fan. Things haven't been great for the Boys since then- but every year fans proclaim the magic phrase that keeps the spirit alive: "maybe next year will be our year".

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Well, it's been 26 years and the drought continues! We don't know who will go to the Super Bowl this year yet, but Cowboys fans everywhere still like to reminisce of the time they did get to cheer on the Boys at Super Bowl XXX. With it being so long, here is what life was like in El Paso the last time the Cowboys won the Super Bowl:

Western Playland was still at Ascarate Park

bebechiple via TikTok
bebechiple via TikTok
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K-Mart still existed- and the sandwiches at their cafeteria were the bomb. 

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Pistol Pete's Pizza still existed and everyone did love it.

The El Paso Patriots soccer team was still playing at Dudley Field.

Gary Warner & Estela Casas were our most trusted news anchors. 

ABC 7_ KVIA via YouTube
ABC 7_ KVIA via YouTube
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City Hall was still standing in the place where Southwest University Park is today. 

El Paso History Alliance via Facebook
El Paso History Alliance via Facebook
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And Insights Science Museum was also still standing on Santa Fe St. 

Rito Delgado via Facebook
Rito Delgado via Facebook
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The Asarco Smokestacks were also still standing.

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ibetternotbedead via Reddit asarco
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Pancho's Mexican Buffet was still our favorite place to get sopapillas and raise a flag. 

Jaqueline Yanez via Facebook
Jaqueline Yanez via Facebook
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And the "purple palace" was still operating. 

Tricia Martinez
Tricia Martinez
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And lastly, the El Paso Diablos were still playing at Cohen Stadium

makelovenotwarr69 via Reddit
makelovenotwarr69 via Reddit
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Super Bowl Sunday is February 13th this year; we don't know who will play yet, but it's always fun to reminisce of a better time. Maybe next year, Cowboys fans.

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